STEVE Smith’s captain’s knock and some big hitting by Australia’s lower order helped the hosts take charge of the second Test against India.

    MITCHELL Starc needed to find something special to keep his place for Boxing Day and he wasn’t prepared to wait until he got the ball back in his hands to make a start.

    NIC Maddinson carried his bat as Sydney Sixers eased to victory in their opening match of the Big Bash season against Melbourne Renegades.

    KEVIN Muscat has taunted host City by claiming the Melbourne derby was a home game for Victory, with AAMI Park providing it with happy memories of late.

    LITTLE has changed on the field for Melbourne City, but the 2014-15 version is so much more interesting and the last fortnight underlines it.

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    AFL Round 18 - Collingwood v GWS GIANTS

    Jul 27, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Round 18
    Teams:                  Collingwood v GWS GIANTS
    Date:                     Saturday July 27, 2013
    Start time:              4.40pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 2.30pm
    MCC members: 2.30pm

    Car park - CLOSED: Due to its wet condition, Yarra Park will not be used for public vehicle parking for this event.

    Patrons are encouraged to arrive via public transport.

    Expected attendance: 35,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    Q31-Q36 rows AA-MM

    Olympic Stand
    M52-M57
    Q49-Q57

    Southern Stand
    M1-M4
    P1-P10
    Q1-Q15

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Collingwood - Bay M32 (Rows A-T)
    GWS GIANTS - Bay M3 (Rows A-T)

    Tickets: Reserved seats on sale at Ticketek.

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